Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 7th Mar 2006 01:36 UTC, submitted by Mark Wielaard
Java GNU Classpath 0.90 "A La Mort Subite" has been released. Some highlights of this release: JTables can be rearranged and resized. Free Swing text components support highlighting and clipboard. Much improved styled text. Fast event dispatching and lower memory consumption. Better support for mixing lightweight and heavyweight components in AWT containers. GNU Crypto and Jessie cryptographic algorithms have been added providing ssl3/tls1 and https support. Unicode 4.0.0 support. GIOP and RMI stub and tie source code tools. XML validaton support for RELAX NG and W3C XML schemas. New file backend for util.prefs. Updated gnu.regexp from POSIX to util.regex syntax.
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mmm
by hollovoid on Tue 7th Mar 2006 02:18 UTC
hollovoid
Member since:
2005-09-21

soo,, does this mean we are one step closer to a better free java implimentation?

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RE: mmm
by sanctus on Tue 7th Mar 2006 03:11 UTC in reply to "mmm"
sanctus Member since:
2005-08-31

well, if you translate "a la mort subite" in english : to sudden death

humm. maybe you can wonder if version 1.0 will even coming out!!! ;-)

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RE[2]: mmm
by CaptainPinko on Tue 7th Mar 2006 06:28 UTC in reply to "RE: mmm"
CaptainPinko Member since:
2005-07-21

well, if you translate "a la mort subite" in english : to sudden death

I believe it is also the name of a popular cherry-flavoured belgian beer. I know my sister was quite fond of it when she was there on an exchange.

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RE[3]: mmm
by CaptainPinko on Tue 7th Mar 2006 08:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: mmm"
CaptainPinko Member since:
2005-07-21

A quick review and image of the beer: http://beerblog.genx40.com/archives/2005/march/quicknotemort

And what's with the edit opetion? Is it gone? I never see it anymore on my posts. ;)

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RE[4]: mmm
by ValiSystem on Tue 7th Mar 2006 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: mmm"
ValiSystem Member since:
2006-02-28

There are much better beers in France and Belgium. This one is young and has emerged only for marketing reasons.
Here is some beer for real men : http://www.chimay.be/

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RE[2]: mmm
by zuik on Tue 7th Mar 2006 11:19 UTC in reply to "RE: mmm"
zuik Member since:
2006-03-07

Yes, "Mort Subite" is the name of a Belgian Beer ...

But "A La Mort Subite" is the name of a famous café in Brussel... where the FOSDEM took place last week... and where there was a gnu classpath developper room...

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RE[3]: mmm
by robilad on Tue 7th Mar 2006 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: mmm"
robilad Member since:
2006-01-02

And coincidentally, ALMS was the place of the traditional Friday Classpath hacker meeting ;)

cheers,
dalibor topic

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RE: mmm
by agentj on Tue 7th Mar 2006 06:11 UTC in reply to "mmm"
agentj Member since:
2005-08-19

The last time I used GNU Classpath, gcj-compiled program took more memory than the same program running in JVM.

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RE[2]: mmm
by gustl on Tue 7th Mar 2006 08:13 UTC in reply to "RE: mmm"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

No surprise there. Classpath is momentarily adding features, not tweaking performance and footprint.

It was the same with KDE. 2.0 was slow, 2.1 was faster, 3.0 was faster again. And the memory footprint also did not increase.

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Jedit
by siska on Tue 7th Mar 2006 07:33 UTC
siska
Member since:
2006-02-01

I'm using FreeBSD on a slow PC, 400mhz + 128mb of ram.
I need Jedit as my developing editor.
But with FreeBSD I can't install java by packages.
Also the procedure to download the java patches is quietly tedious (due to licenses agreements)
I also don't want to have another machine where to build packages.

===
Included, but not activated by default in this
release is a Graphics2D implementation based on the Cairo Graphics
framework (http://www.cairographics.org). Enabling this makes programs
like JFreeChart and JEdit start up on GNU Classpath based runtimes.
To enable this support install the cairo 0.5.x snapshot, configure GNU
Classpath with --enable-gtk-cairo.
===

well I really hope that in the near future I can run natively Jedit without using the sun java machine.

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RE: Jedit
by fithisux on Tue 7th Mar 2006 09:02 UTC in reply to "Jedit"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

On my PCBSD 1.0rc2 I have installed kaffe by ports, jamvm and classpath 20. I haven't been able to install cacojvm and sablevm but I keep trying. And there is the problem that we do not have a version of eclipse compiled natively. But also trying. I have contacted the developers but I am unable so far to set up a development machine for them. I will do my best and yes I am peeking in SWT source code to make it compile natively on Freebsd.

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fithisux
Member since:
2006-01-22

have you tried on linux eclipse 3.1 with the latest cacojvm (0.95) + classpath 20. Try it and then tell me if you see something amazing. :-)

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Maners Member since:
2005-07-26

I don't know on what versions it is based on Fedora Core 5 Rawhide, but both GCJ based Azureus and Eclipse feel almost like native apps. Those programs startup way much faster than when running on Windwos + Sun's Java

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MightyPenguin Member since:
2005-11-18

Azureus is a little funky in Fedora Core 5 test 3. Something's up with the networking code, it seems to either lag or has connection dropping/delay issues. Not sure exactly. It's just fine for downloading, it's the uploading that seems weird. Otherwise, all the GUI parts seem to work great.

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re. Jedit
by JohnMG on Tue 7th Mar 2006 17:10 UTC
JohnMG
Member since:
2005-07-06

siska wrote:
> I need Jedit as my developing editor. [snip] well I
> really hope that in the near future I can run natively
> Jedit without using the sun java machine.

I asked about this on the JEdit ML a while back. The principal dev has no interest in trying to get JEdit to work with GNU Java. I didn't see much support for it from other JEdit devs either.

JEdit is, of course, all Swing, and I think that's one of the last pieces of the Classpath puzzle to really get together well. If the CP folks can get JEdit to run stably on GNU Java, it'll be a one heck of a shot in the arm for the project and will be fairly big news.

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JohnMG
Member since:
2005-07-06

Maners wrote:
> I don't know on what versions it is based on Fedora
> Core 5 Rawhide, but both GCJ based Azureus and Eclipse
> feel almost like native apps.

For folks new to GNU/Linux who are looking to do Java development, I usually recommend Fedora to them, simply because the Fedora/Redhat folks are doing a bang-up job at integrating it in. You just check that Java checkbox during the install and you're good-to-go.

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